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Viggo Niles
  • September 16, 1959
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  • January 10, 2022

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Viggo Adolphus Niles Sr.

 

Viggo was born on the Island of St. Thomas to Viggo Stanley Niles and Inella Inez Niles on September 16, 1959. He was the last of nine siblings. “Juney” as he was affectionately called by his family or “Bugle” by his friends and acquaintances, grew up “round the field.” He was a devoted father to his four children, Areshma, Jamal, Viggo Jr.(deceased) and Re’Anna. He later met and married the love of his life Denise Arnold on December 24, 1994. He immediately fell in love with Denise’s two children Anisha and Alastair and cared for them as his own.

He worked several years for the Department of Property and Procurement and also with The Department of Human Services.  He relocated to Orlando Florida in 2015 and gained employment with two Darden Restaurant Chains, namely, The Capital Grille and Longhorn Restaurant. Viggo was a dedicated employee who took pride in his work and was always ready to assist if needed. His co-workers remember him for the music he played for them using his blue tooth speaker and how he kept them dancing and happy.  An avid lover of thoroughbred horse racing, he has owned, and trained many thoroughbred and native horses in the Virgin Islands. He enjoyed taking his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to the race track to ride his horses. He has received trophies for 1st place and Best Trainer. His love for horses took him to Tampa Bay Downs and Gulf Stream Race Tracks in Florida.

When Viggo entered a room or gathering, everyone knew a joke was coming, especially if we were just sitting around quietly.  He made you laugh until you were literally in tears! Even on the days when Viggo wasn’t feeling his best, he would still uplift our spirits with his humor and wit.  He was not a complicated person, but very easy going and loved his family.

In 2016 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. During the years of his treatment, he found comfort thru his pain by spending time with fur baby, Leilani. She was a great companion and he enjoyed taking care of her and cuddle time. He fought his battle until he transitioned peacefully to his heavenly rest on January 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife, family and his fur baby Leilani. We can be comforted in knowing that Viggo is no longer in pain and is at peace, resting in the arms of our Savior. “To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord”

Viggo leaves to mourn his Wife Denise D. Arnold-Niles; Son Jamal Niles; Daughters Areshma and ReAnna Niles; Step Children Alastair (Ali) Thomas and Anisha Ellis-Thomas; Brothers  Alexander Conrad (Popito) Brathwaite, David Antonio (Tony) Hodge, Louis (Mountain) Niles; Sisters Shirley Robinson Richards and Sonia Clendinen;  Grandchildren Karizmah, Sha’Mia,

Josiah, Ky’Nijah, Ky’Janny Niles, Anasiah Niles–Jolly, Zaire Norris, Alyssa and Alexa Thomas;  Mother-in-Law Dorine Petty; Daughters-in-Law Lakisha Thomas and Kaidy-Ann Ellis-Thomas;  Brothers-in-Law Jesse Richards, Wayne Claxton, Leonard (Keith) Amey, Sr., Francis Casimir; James Jr., Justin Sr., Jermaine, and Jerome Petty, Norman Isaac, Jevon Rabsatt, Anthony, Kevin, Elroy Sr., Edwin Sr., Al-Verne Sr., Wayne, Edward Jr., Dale, and Winston Arnold Sisters-in-Law Beverly Brathwaite, Lynette Petty-Amey, Kirsten Petty, Linda Arnold-Casimir, Loretta Arnold-Benta, Laverne, Yvonne, Annette and Pauline Arnold; Uncle Realdis Todman; God Children Je’Raya Pickering and Rahkeem George; Nephews Robert Brathwaite, Keshawn Richards, Leroy Hodge, Kareem Forbes, Joshua Labeet, Tacuma Claxton, Kieane James;  Nieces Kim Brathwaite Watson, Tasha Catta, Imani Brathwaite, Leticia Hodge, Kyra Labeet, Asiah Clendinen Gumbs, Chantel Clendinen Grant, Chasda Clendinen Watkins, Dayna, Chaevia and Chaevien Clendinen, Jamalia Gordon-Petersen, Sherese Davis, Ashica, La’Kisha and Kichelle Niles.  He is also survived by many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

It is our prayer and belief that we will see him again one day.  May his soul rest in eternal peace.

The Viewing will be held Friday, February 4, 2022 from 2 to 4 PM (EST) at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 1654 N. Semoran Blvd, Suite 130 Orlando FL 32807.

Live Stream—https://youtu.be/xvLNz-EGQb4

Services will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 10 AM (EST) at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando FL 32805.

Live Stream—A Celebration of the Life of Viggo A. Niles Sr. (September 16, 1959 ~ January 10, 2022) – SERVICE

 


Service

Location:
Orlando Chapel

Date & Time:
February 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Cemetery:
Monarch Crematory



Visitation

Times:
February 4, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Location:
Orlando Chapel


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  1. Kynita Amey-Martin lit a candle:
    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:11:50 PM

  2. Helen says:
    25 Jan 2022
    May God continue to bless and give you strength at this time and always. love you Denise.

  3. Helen says:
    25 Jan 2022
    May God continue to give you strength.
    Love you forever

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  9. Avis Hudson Burnette says:
    23 Jan 2022
    Dear Denise
    Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    May the love of God, the peace of the Holy Spirit, the sweet communion of knowing that you are a child of the king keep you through this period in life.
    With hugs…

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  11. Keisha Hambric says:
    22 Jan 2022
    Denise, our sincerest condolences to you and the entire family on the loss of Viggo. Praying for your continued strength.

    Keisha and Tyrone Hambric

  12. Cerease C. says:
    22 Jan 2022
    Viggo will truly be missed. I'll forever hold in my heart all that Auntie Denise and Viggo did for my sister and I when we needed help in middle school. You guys provided a safe, loving space in your home for us, and treated us like we were your own kids. Viggo was the cool uncle who drove us to and from school, stopped and got all of us ice cream (Choco Taco) on the way home, and took all of us to the beach during the Summer (6 kids total). I'm so glad I was recently able to tell him thank you. His response? "You're family, and that's what family do".

    Auntie D, I pray the Lord give you peace that passes all understanding during this time of grief. Know that we are praying for you, his kids, and the rest of his family.

    Sleep in peace Viggo.

  13. Cerease C. says:
    22 Jan 2022
    Viggo will truly be missed. I'll forever hold in my heart all that Auntie Denise and Viggo did for my sister and I when we needed help in middle school. You guys provided a safe, loving space in your home for us, and treated us like we were your own kids. Viggo was the cool uncle who drove us to and from school every day, stopped and got all of us ice cream (Choco Taco) on the way home, and took all of us to the beach during the Summer (6 of us total). I'm so glad I was recently able to tell him thank you. His response? "You're family, and that's what family do".

    Auntie D, I pray the Lord give you peace that passes all understanding during this time of grief. Know that we are praying for you, his kids, and the rest of his family.

    Sleep in peace Viggo.

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    18 Jan 2022
    Fly High Viggo I’ll Never Forget What You Thought Me As Grow And Become A Man

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    Alastair

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